Remi Schmaltz accepts Retailer of the Year Award
DynAgra, an independent agri-retailer won top honours at the CAAR Choice Award last week in Regina. The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers has awarded the 2009 Retailer of the Year to the Southern-Alberta based company. “We’re so excited to have won Retailer of the Year. Our goal is to service our customers in unprecedented ways and to be recognized for that is very rewarding.” commented DynAgra general manager Tasha Schmaltz.
The award demonstrates excellence across several categories including customer service and satisfaction, community and industry leadership and business innovation, efficiency and safety. “We’re always trying to come up with better ways to serve our customers and meet their needs. In doing so we have created many industry firsts.” explained Mr. Schmaltz, “We were one of the first independently owned companies to hire a full-time agronomist. We worked with Charlie Belmar (Valmar Industries) to create a prototype twin bin floater. That innovation was instrumental in the 2004 development of DynAgraVRT (Variable Rate Technology). DynAgraVRT has succeeded in taking precision farming to a new standard.” In 2009 DynAgra bolstered its technology based service offering by creating My Farm Manager™, a proprietary web based process that is simplifying and organizing data management for its growers.
The Beiseker based company is family-owned and has been passed along through three generations of Schmaltz’s. With locations in Beiseker, Carseland, Rolling Hills and Standard and the expansion of DynAgraVRT across Alberta and Saskatchewan, DynAgra also offers a wide range agricultural services and products, including: DynAgra Finance, Sure Check Soil Testing, FlexiScout, Custom Application and Spraying and a High-Speed Blending Plant.